Protect Marine Habitat
Protecting ocean ecosystems is critical for the health of our planet
Protecting habitat allows fish and other marine life to flourish
Through exploration and research, we can better understand and protect the ocean.
From the brightest coral reefs to the most remote waters, invaluable seascapes exist below the surface of the world’s oceans. Many of these locations play essential roles in the lives of marine animals — providing food, protection from predators and places to spawn. By minimizing the damage of fishing in areas such as these, we can allow fish populations and other marine life to flourish.
Oceana Canada’s inaugural expedition will take us to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the summer of 2017. The expedition will explore ecologically and biologically significant areas and provide scientific evidence to support the protection of habitat. There are several ecologically significant areas in the Gulf that have never been explored using technology that allows for sampling and high resolution imaging…until now. Oceana Canada will be connecting the world to the wonders of Canada’s oceans by deploying a world-class Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) to targeted areas in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The expedition will explore this area in a way we’ve never seen before, potentially discovering pristine coral and sponge areas.
Through expeditions, we will protect critical habitat and support healthy oceans.
Video courtesy of Oceana
Through expeditions, we will protect critical habitat and support healthy oceans
What We Do
We are an independent charity committed to rebuilding Canada’s oceans by winning policy victories that increase biodiversity and abundance through science-based fisheries management. We do this by running campaigns – leveraging law, science, grassroots mobilization and communications – designed to achieve specific policy outcomes that will make a difference for the health of our oceans. Oceana Canada is focused on stopping overfishing, rebuilding fish populations, reducing bycatch, protecting habitat and ending seafood fraud.
Oceana around the World
We are proud to be affiliated with the international family of Oceana organizations. Oceana, Inc., founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. The Oceana family includes organizations in Brazil, Belize, Chile, the European Union, Peru, the Philippines and the United States. Globally, Oceana has won more than 100 victories and protected more than 2.5 million square kilometres of habitat.